Player Focus #8

November 8, 2018


Mark Young.

Date of Birth?



6ft 1in


13st 7lbs

Notable Sporting Achievements?

U16 league and championship medals, Minor championship medal, Div 2 football league medal, All-Ireland ‘B’ Colleges medal, Leinster ‘A’ and ‘B’ Colleges medals.

Toughest Opponent?

Conor Meredith of Laois.

Favourite Grounds?

Pearse Park in Longford.


Playing football and soccer.

Favourite Position?

Centre back.

Favourite Players?

Conor Gormley, Seamus Moynihan and Finbarr Cullen.


Influences On Your Career?

My grandfather and Willie Kelly.

The High Point Of Your Career To Date?

Winning the Leinster ‘A’ Colleges final earlier this year.

Biggest Disappointment?

Losing the All Ireland ‘A’ Colleges final to Colaiste Na Sceilge this year.

Players With A Promising Future?

Daniel Nolan and Sean Doyle.

Ways Of Improving The Game?

Improving refereeing standards.

Dislikes About The GAA?

Auld lads in the stands.

Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

My cousin Stephen Doyle plays with the Senior Footballers.

Person You Would Most Like To Meet?

Mickey Harte.

Favourite Personal Saying Or Term Of Abuse?

Do you know who I am? 🙂

Pet Hates?

Losing football games.

Favourite Music?

Pauric Dunne.

Favourite Film?


Ideal Date?

Megan Fox.

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

To be part of an Edenderry Senior football team to win the championship.

Next Friday, September 4th, our Player Focus will continue with Edenderry Ladies Footballer Sinead Taylor.